Tenaya Lodge is proud to announce that we are the winner of Sunset Magazine's first ever award for Best Pet-Friendly Resort! Dogs Love Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Check out our Yosemite Pet-Friendly Lodging and Vacation Packages Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a family-friendly resort – and that includes every member right down to the dog! We know your family vacation wouldn’t be complete without man’s best friend, and our pet-friendly resort provides a welcoming environment and plenty of pet-oriented amenities. If you’re planning to bring your dog to Tenaya, then the Deluxe Pampered Pet Package was created for you. This unique deal designed for pets and their owners includes a plush dog bed and water bowl for use during your stay, a canine fact sheet with fun suggestions on pet-friendly areas to roam, and a list of doggy dos and don’ts to follow during your stay. We’ll also provide pet-sitting (extra fee) when you visit those places your pup just can’t come along – like the spa or our gourmet restaurants. We’ll also give your furry friend a freshly-baked gourmet dog bone prepared with oats and honey using a special recipe from our Executive Chef. We'll even give you the recipe to take home with you. It’s everything you need for an unforgettable vacation for the whole family. Plan your trip to Yosemite to Tenaya Lodge, and pack up your pup! After all, there’s no reason for Fido to miss out on all the fun. Click here to learn more about Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite's Pet Friendly Vacation Package, and make your reservations at Tenaya today. Please note: Reservations for Pet Package cannot be made online. To book a stay at Tenaya with your dog, please call 559-692-8916, from Monday through Friday. Pet Concierge Services For your convenience, our Yosemite pet-friendly hotel offers kennel services and dog sitting. Advanced notice is required for dog sitting. Service guarantee is based upon sitter availability. See below for pricing information. To reserve a sitter or kennel space for your dog prior to your stay, please contact our Concierge or call 888-514-2167 and select Option 3. Dog Sitting and Kennel Rates and Terms More Info Kennel Rates Standard Rates Holiday Rates Up to 8 Hours After 8 Hours Up to 8 Hours After 8 Hours 1 pet $15/hr $20/hr $25/hr $30/hr 2 pets $17/hr $22/hr $30/hr $35/hr 3 pets $19/hr $24/hr $35/hr $40/hr 4 pets $21/hr $26/hr $40/hr $45/hr Dog Sitting Rates Standard Rates Holiday Rates Up to 8 Hours After 8 Hours Up to 8 Hours After 8 Hours 1 pet $25/hr $30/hr $30/hr $35/hr 2 pets $30/hr $35/hr $35/hr $40/hr 3 pets $35/hr $40/hr $40/hr $45/hr 4 pets $40/hr $45/hr $45/hr $50/hr You agree to release, defend and indemnify the Tenaya Lodge and Cottages from any and all claims and/or damages related to your pet or pet’s stay at the hotel, including any claims by third-parties. You expressly waive and relinquish the benefits of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” Pet Policy More Info We look forward to having you and your pet stay with us. To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, the following Pet Policy applies to your pet’s stay: Prior Approval Required. Prior approval is required because we allow a limited number of pets at Tenaya Lodge. Fees. There is a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $100 per reservation for the first two dogs that will be applied to your account. A third dog may be added on for an additional fee of $25. This fee is for necessary deep cleaning of the room upon departure. Acceptable Pets. We welcome all well mannered dogs. No other types of pets are allowed. Service animals accompanying people with disabilities are always welcomed at the Tenaya Lodge. Service animals need to be declared at the front desk, however, are not required to pay the one time pet charge. (Note: “Service” dogs do not require written documentation at check in & are not restricted from any areas in the hotel, “ESA” (or Emotional Support Animals) must have written documentation from a medical professional in order for the fee to be waived & “Therapy” Animals must pay the fee. Neither ESA or Therapy animals are allowed in certain public spaces – i.e. F&B outlets and do not have the same legal rights under the ADA act).Two well-manner pets per room are permitted. Dogs weighing 50 pounds and over may be allowed at our discretion and you must obtain approval at the time you make your reservation. Pets may not be left unattended in guest rooms. We reserve the right to require immediate removal of any pet that displays dangerous and unacceptable behavior, including but not limited to biting, excessive noise (such as barking), evidence of disease, or urination/defecation in public areas. Declaration at Check-in. When registering at the front desk, your pet must be declared and you must sign a copy of this policy as acknowledgement and agreement to all terms and conditions contained in this policy. Service animals need to be registered at the front desk, however, are not required to pay the one time pet charge. Pet Sitting – A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is required if the pet sitting service is needed. There is a $25 sitting fee per hour for the first pet and an additional $5 fee per hour for each additional pet. On holidays and beyond eight hours, there is an additional $5/hour fee. Please contact our Concierge desk to reserve a sitter for your pet. Pet sitting is based on availability and not guaranteed, so please book in advance. Proof of all vaccinations must be provided to the Concierge upon reserving pet sitting. Noise must be kept to a minimum. Barking dogs can disturb other guests. If your pet is left unattended and making noise, the Manager on Duty will remove your pet from the room and you will be subject to current pet sitting fees. Pet Control/Containment in Public Areas. Pets must be leashed, caged or firmly held when they are outside the guestrooms, including during their walks on outdoor grounds. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the receptacle provided. [Pets are not allowed on furniture in guestrooms or common areas]. Housekeeping. For the safety and comfort of your pet and our staff, Housekeeping will NOT service your room with your pet inside. Injuries to Others/Damage to Guest Rooms and Common Areas. You will be solely responsible for any and all injury your pet inflicts on other guests, pets or our staff, and any damages your pet causes to the guestrooms or common areas of the hotel. Your account will be charged for any repair or replacement cost for any property damage caused by your pet. You agree to release, defend and indemnify the Tenaya Lodge and Cottages from any and all claims and/or damages related to your pet or pet’s stay at the hotel, included any claims by third-parties. You expressly waive and relinquish the benefits of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which is know by him/her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor”. In addition to the above policies we also make the following suggestions: 1. Have your pet vaccinated, washed and apply flea medication prior to your arrival. 2. Ensure that your pet wears a name tag and a current rabies vaccination tag. Pets and Dining More Info California law allows pet dogs at outdoor dining venues. This means that pet dogs can be allowed into our outdoor seating area during meals. California law stipulates that: Pet dogs enter and exit through a separate entrance without going through the indoor dining area (in other words enter the patio dining areas directly from the outdoors). Food and water for the dog be in single-use containers. Dog is leashed or confined and controlled by the owner. Employees are not allowed to touch the dog. If an employee does touch the dog, that person must wash is or her hands immediately. Please note that we have specific dog-friendly tables so the wait may be longer than normal if you are dining with your dog. Frequently asked Questions Q: Can my pet dog dine with me in the restaurant? A: A pet dog can dine with the guest on the patio only, not in the indoor restaurants. Q: If I am eating on the patio where does my pet dog sit? A: The pet dog can sit at one of the designated pet-dog tables or on the other side of the wall clipped to the dog hooks on the lighting poles. The pet dog must stay on the ground and restrained by leash. Q: You say you are a pet-friendly hotel but why can’t I dine inside the restaurant with my pet dog? A: The FDA prohibits pet dogs from being inside food service establishments unless it is a service dog. Q: Can my service dog be allowed to dine in the restaurant with me? A: Yes a service dog is the only dog that is allowed to dine inside the restaurant. The Service dog is allowed to be at any table on the patios. The Service dog is to remain on the floor constrained to a leash. Q: Can my [non-dog pet] dine with me? A: The California law applies only to dogs. Other types of pets are still excluded from dining areas, inside and out, by state health code. Are Pets Allowed in Yosemite National Park? More Info Pets are NOT permitted in any Yosemite lodging facility. Pets must be kept on leash at all times. Pets may not be left unattended at any time. Pets are not allowed on trails or in the back country of Yosemite, including ski trails in winter. Pets are permitted anywhere on the Valley Floor, Happy Isles Nature Center and Mirror Lake Parking Lot. Pets are also permitted on the Pohono Bridge and on paved paths not designated as a foot or horse trail. Pets are NOT permitted on any slope above the valley floor. Pets are NOT permitted in public eating places, stores or other public buildings. Exceptions are made for seeing-eye dogs and "hearing" dogs. Inquire at the Park Visitor Centers or Ranger Stations for more information. (Service animals are allowed in lodging facilities). A dog kennel is available through the Valley Stable near Curry Village from approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day. The nine kennels are available first come, first serve, reservations can be made by calling (209) 372-8438.